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Garden Tigers 2

by Dave McCormick

The caterpillars of Garden Tiger I have are growing niclet, just started shedding skins and they are wrappin themselves in bindweed leaves, possibly entering hibernation? I know if they don't enter hibernation by 3rd instar, they probably won't hibernate as they don't normally hibernate as fully grown caterpillars and usually can't in pupae stage. Here is one of the caterpillars on a bindweed leaf stem.

GTCaterpillar.jpg
Garden Tiger Caterpillar


I have been trying my photographic skill with this one, and took this with tripod

Canon 500D and Sigma 105mm Macro Lens
Mode = AV
F-Stop = f/40
Exposure = 25sec
ISO-Speed = ISO-400
Metering = Center Weight Average
Flash Compulsery

Got some videos of them and one shedding its skin, so when I get all videos I need, making a video of the whole lifecycle of them.
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